CLIC nurses up for national award

The Cumbria Learning and Improvement Collaborative (CLIC) have been shortlisted in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards for Training and Development.                                                                                                                             

The innovative training programme which brings together nurses from hospitals, care homes and the community has been nominated for the national award, the team will find out if they are award winners in Manchester on May 24th.

The CLIC scheme has trained more than 900 nurses since it started last year and for the first time brought together registered nurses from hospitals, GP practices, nursing homes and those based in the community.  The project delivered 147 workshops and also helped to create new clinical networks in Cumbria bringing real benefits for patients.

Lead Clinical Nurse Educator Suzanne Beaty from the CLIC team said

“I am absolutely delighted that Cumbria has been nominated for a HSJ Training and Development Award. A lot of people have worked very hard on this project and I think people have really got a great deal out of this clinical skills training programme.”

The team held a day of celebration on Thursday 14th April with the nurses and teams who had benefited from the training. This included various presentations, one of which was ‘Tommy on Tour’, about one man’s mission to raise awareness of dementia who highlighted the significant impact that nurses and carers have on patients.
You can find out more about ‘Tommy on Tour’ at this link.